Oakra peanut fry- bhendi fry/ladies finger fry

Oakra or bendakaya is my father's favorite vegetable. We used to have thrice in a week, when I was in India, I never used to like this vegetable, my mother used to prepare another curry for me. But she used to say " Bendakaya tinte telvi vostundi" means "Oakra is brain food, that increases intelligence".

Oakra-washed and chopped to half inch pieces-2cups
Pea nut/ground nut-1/4cup
Green chillies-2
chopped cilantro-2t.s
Cumin seeds-1/2ts
Mustard seeds-1/2ts
Chana dal-1ts
Salt to taste
Chili powder-1/2t.s
Red chili-1
vegetable oil-2ts


  • Heat 2ts of oil in non stick pan and add pea nuts and fry them, take them out in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Add cumin + mustard + chana + moong  dal+ red chili and wait until they splutter. 
  • Add bhendi and fry them under medium flame, when they are finely cooked add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt to taste cook till raw flavor goes away.
  • Finally add the fried ground nuts and mix well.
Serve with white rice and rasam. Thank you for stopping by plz come back again.


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